Jordanian security clash with suspected Islamist militants in Irbid

By REUTERS
March 1, 2016 21:57

AMMAN - Jordanian security forces on Tuesday clashed with Islamist militants as part of a major manhunt in the northern city of Irbid, near the border with Syria, security forces said.

Riot police and special forces took part in the large scale operation which a security official described as one of the largest manhunts against sleeper cells of sympathisers of Islamist groups in recent years.

At least two security personnel were injured in the operations in which security forces deployed dozens of troops and helicopters, another security source said.


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